JCPS facility projects underway
JCPS facility projects underway
Facility UpdatesMajor facility improvement projects are currently underway at several Johnston County schools. 

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners approved $2.4 million in school-improvement projects at its February meeting, after an external independent audit of school facilities conducted by Hite Associates in Greenville outlined $30 million in pressing school facility needs.

The projects currently underway are a new roof at Four Oaks Elementary; new chillers at East Clayton Elementary, Cooper Elementary and Selma Middle; and new bleachers at Clayton High.

“We’re so thankful the county commissioners have worked so closely with the board in being able to find creative, out of the box ways to fund capital projects,” said Selma Middle School Principal Chris Kennedy. “The commitment that they’ve shown to Selma Middle has been extraordinary.”

Construction and implementation is already occurring for the roof at Four Oaks Elementary and the replacement of the chiller at Selma Middle. 

“We are so excited to get an A-frame roof that will cut down on the leakage in the building,” said Four Oaks Elementary Principal Kathy Parrish. “It’s going to save a lot of mopping time in the future.”

The bleachers for Clayton High are currently being fabricated by the manufacturer. There are also several projects in the contract phase including the roof replacement at Smithfield Middle, and the chiller replacements at Cooper and East Clayton Elementaries.  
Upcoming projects include roof replacement at Selma and Clayton Middle schools, which are both currently in the bidding phase. 

Still in the preliminary phase is a $650,000 project to construct a public restroom/locker room facility at Smithfield-Selma High that county commissioners approved funding for at their March 6 meeting.

“We appreciate the Johnston County Board of Education and the County Commissioners for making Johnston County Public Schools the best it can be for our children,” said Tracey Peedin Jones, Public Information Officer for Johnston County Schools. 
The largest areas of concern and the most immediate needs found in the review from Hite Associates are as follows:



Estimated Cost

Cleveland Elementary

Roof replacement


Cooper Elementary

New 125 Ton Chiller


East Clayton Elementary

Replace chillers and cooling tower (HVAC)


Four Oaks Elementary

Replace Roof(Butterfly Building)


Pine Level Elementary

Replace Front End & Controllers (HVAC)


Selma Elementary

Replace Roof (Buildings 4, 5, 6, 8)


Clayton Middle

Roof replacement


Selma Middle

Roof Replacement


Replace Chiller (HVAC)


Smithfield Middle

Replace Roof


Clayton High

Demo & Replace Football Bleachers


North Johnston High

Replace Controllers, Hydronic Pipe Insulation & Piping, Gym Equip. (HVAC)


Smithfield-Selma High

Replace Controllers, Hydronic Pipe Insulation, Coiling Issues (HVAC)


Replace Roof


South Johnston High

Replace Roof (Main Building)


Meadow School

Replace controllers (HVAC)


Princeton M/High

Replace controls (HVAC)




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